For many women motherhood is a dream come true, but having children can also mean a constant battle with guilt - as these anonymous confessions show.

In a new thread on secret sharing app Whisper women have shared their experiences of "mom guilt" since having babies - from being desperate to have their pre-baby body back to wanting a night on the town, reports Daily Mail.

Making use of the app's anonymity settings, these mothers from around the world shared the secret feelings they never talk about since becoming parents.

Among the confessions was a mum who admits she sometimes wishes she had never had children, because she feels as though she has "lost herself".

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Another shared concerns that she wouldn't be able to love additional children as much as her first, after becoming pregnant with her second child just five weeks after the first was born.

Others shared fears their children would inherit their own flaws.

Mothers have taken to secret sharing app Whisper to share their parental guilt with one woman admitting she has moments of wishing that she wasn't a mother anymore. Photo / Whisper
Mothers have taken to secret sharing app Whisper to share their parental guilt with one woman admitting she has moments of wishing that she wasn't a mother anymore. Photo / Whisper
A mother was shamed by a nursery worker for being five minutes late to collect her daughter. Photo / Whisper
A mother was shamed by a nursery worker for being five minutes late to collect her daughter. Photo / Whisper
A pregnant woman worried that she would be unable to balance love between her children. Photo / Whisper
A pregnant woman worried that she would be unable to balance love between her children. Photo / Whisper
A single mother said she felt guilty that she was unable to give her son a larger family. Photo / Whisper
A single mother said she felt guilty that she was unable to give her son a larger family. Photo / Whisper
Another mum admitted she was 'desperate' for a night out but was reluctant to leave her kids with a nanny. Photo / Whisper
Another mum admitted she was 'desperate' for a night out but was reluctant to leave her kids with a nanny. Photo / Whisper
One woman blamed herself for the mental health issues her daughter has grown up with. Photo / Whisper
One woman blamed herself for the mental health issues her daughter has grown up with. Photo / Whisper
A pregnant woman claimed to feel guilty about focusing on getting her body back to how it used to be. Photo / Whisper
A pregnant woman claimed to feel guilty about focusing on getting her body back to how it used to be. Photo / Whisper
A mother of a toddler blamed herself for the speech difficulties her child was experiencing. Photo / Whisper
A mother of a toddler blamed herself for the speech difficulties her child was experiencing. Photo / Whisper
Another mother confessed she felt guilty about not bringing her baby up on pure breast milk. Photo / Whisper
Another mother confessed she felt guilty about not bringing her baby up on pure breast milk. Photo / Whisper
One heartbroken woman labelled herself as a failed mother after experiencing a miscarriage. Photo / Whisper
One heartbroken woman labelled herself as a failed mother after experiencing a miscarriage. Photo / Whisper